Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Davis Estate is For Sale!

In October 2003 Brian and I took the plunge and purchased our first house. It was a great fit for us and we loved its charm and its location. We loved it enough, in fact, that when we decided to leave on this crazy trip we didn't sell it, which certainly would have saved us all sorts of logistical hassles. Instead, our plan was to return home and start our family there. (It has a room that would be great for a nursery!). But as we've already covered in another entry, during the course of the trip the pull of family got to be too strong and we decided to pull up stakes in Minnesota and move back to Oregon.

So.....we are posting this in the hopes that one of you, or someone that you know, or someone who someone that you know knows is looking to buy in the Minneapolis area. Please pass this entry on freely. (If you use that link they'll just get this entry instead of the whole blog.) If anybody is interested drop us an email and we will send the realtor listing as soon as the place is actually on the market (which should be early September).

In the meantime, here's some of the basics:

Charming 1940s house, orginal homestead for the neighborhood on spacious lot. Retains many original features including built-ins, arched doorways, and original moldings.

The 2,100 sq ft house features the following:

  • Five bedrooms
  • Three baths
  • Kitchen with stainless steel microwave, oven, range and refrigerator. Also dishwasher, disposal and lots of counter space.
  • Living room with fireplace and lots of natural light
  • Dining room with built-ins
  • Finished basement with gas fireplace
  • Three season porch
  • Detached three car garage with automatic opener
  • Laundry room, wine cellar/pantry, and work room off of basement
  • Central heat and air conditioning
  • Set up for wireless highspeed internet

In addition to the vintage charm of the house, what drew it to us most was its location. For active people who love the outdoors, plan to have a family, but also need access to downtown and the major transportation arteries, it's perfect.

You really feel like you are in a small town, but you are only 10 minutes or less from downtown, uptown, and the Chain of Lakes and all they have to offer. The house is on a quiet street and across from a park, so your view out the front will always stay nature, instead of neighbors.

For recreation the location offers the following:

  • One block to the right is a children's playground and free lit tennis courts.
  • One block to the left is The Grand Rounds bike and running trail (a 40-mile loop around Minneapolis and the Chain of Lakes that also hooks up with the commuter bike trails into town)
  • One-half mile south is Theodore Wirth park (featuring an 18 hole golf course with great views, 18 hole par 3 course, lake for swimming and fishing, arboretum, and miles of trails. In the winter these trails are groomed for cross-country skiing, sledding, and snowshoing)

For transportation and commuting the location offers the following:

  • Easy (3-7 minutes) access to highways 100, 55, I-94 and I-394
  • 10 minutes or less to downtown restaurants and theaters

To see photos of the house click this link. You do not need to sign in. Just click on the album and it will take you to the slide show. Please help us find a good home for our home!



Steven said...

I'd love to help out, but it's quite a commute to work... looks gorgeous though !!! Good luck !!!

Vagablonde Bombchelle said...

I just passed this along to a friend of mine who serves on the Golden Valley planning board... he's got alot of contacts of people in (or interested in being in) GV